Julie Allen, Executive Director
This is my favorite time of the year. Colorful school supplies in every shop and the reappearance of bright yellow busses in the morning and afternoon are signals that a brand new adventure is about to begin.
Although I won’t be returning to a traditional classroom this week, through Engineers in Action, I am still facilitating important educational opportunities, for there is teaching and learning in everything we do!
Hundreds of engineering students get premier hands-on experience through EIA Bridge Chapters and WASH teams. Working professional engineers find different ways to apply their knowledge and use their skills in an entirely new working environment through corporate projects and partnerships. And did you know that EIA trains and mentors local masons and other tradespeople and, through their work in support of our projects, help them move into family-sustaining careers?
Over the summer a new Education Committee was established to expand our impact in these areas, and to utilize our unique competencies to inspire even more engineers to become Engineers in Action! In the weeks to come, we’ll be filling in the exciting details so I encourage you to follow along and be among the first to get involved.
See you soon,
Julie Allen, ExecutiveDirector (and Educator)
P.S. Get in the back-to-school spirit with us on Facebook and our other social media channels where we’re celebrating all things educational this month.